The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” June 6, 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and June 9 at 4 p.m., in Prentis Park, Vermillion. The family-friendly performances are free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket or chairs to enjoy the live outdoor theatre experience. Food and drink vendors will be on-hand in the park starting one hour before each performance begins.
Madeline Sayet (Mohegan Tribe) directs the popular Shakespeare comedy, which mindfully integrates Native perspectives into the production. Sayet’s many honors include being chosen as a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, TED Fellow, and the White House Champion of Change Award from President Obama.
The cast is comprised of national and local actors who rehearse and make appearances in and around the region in the weeks leading up to the Prentis Park performances. For a full cast of players, see SDShakespeareFestival.org
Related SDSF Events
Theatre Workshops for Youth, Vermillion Public Library – Thursday, June 6, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free.
Theatre games, Tlingit creation stories, crown-making workshops and more. From ages 8 to 18.
Registration required. More information at vermillionpubliclibrary.org/summer-reading-program/workshops/
Scholars in Conversation, Prentis Park, Vermillion – Saturday, June 8, 3 p.m. Free.
Shakespeare scholars Travis Williams (University of Rhode Island) and Darlene Farabee (University of South Dakota) share fascinating elements of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Supported by USD Dept. of Arts & Sciences.
Audience Talk Back, Prentis Park, Vermillion – Sunday, June 9, following the matinee. Free.
Q&A with the cast and crew of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
About The South Dakota Shakespeare Festival
The mission of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival is to engage, connect, and inspire communities by exploring our shared human experiences through inclusive, professional Shakespeare productions. SDSF’s 2019 season is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, South Dakota Humanities Council, South Dakota Arts Council, City of Vermillion, Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company, United Way of Vermillion, and the University of South Dakota.
More information: SDShakespeareFestival.org